Crazy Christmas Swims

There’s something about frost, ice, snow that brings out the ‘bonkers’ people when the opportunity for a bit of swimming is presented.

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This Christmas Day in the UK, there have been swims (not naturist) in Bournemouth, Porthcawl (Wales) and in other locations. But it seems that we naturists do enjoy the challenge of freezing cold weather too. Of course, the Finnish sauna has long been associated with a charge from the heat of the sauna to the icy waters of a nearby lake, but any stretch of icy water seems to draw naturists like moths to a flame.

It’s not something I’ve ever done, I have to admit. No, it doesn’t appeal, but that may also be related to a lack of opportunity. My Spanish friends may have a ‘Polar bare’ swim on New Year’s Day. If I was out there…..would I? I have to say that the opportunity might encourage me…then again….

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With SL resplendent in tis winter colours there’s lots of opportunity to re-create that Polar Bare thing in SL, but –my Christmas card apart this year– I’m not going to be out there in any of SL’s wintry conditions, I don’t think.

Of course…we’re forecast snow here tomorrow. What’s the betting that if it comes, and lies, I’ll be making a snow angel in the garden? 🙂

Meanwhile, model Katja prepares for her own Polar Bare dip in SL.

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Enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day, if there’s some of it left where you are in the world. Me? I’m off to bed, exhausted.


The 12 Babes of Xmas

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As with last year, we’re doing the 12 babes of Xmas series leading up to the Big Day itself. (No.12 will be published on Christmas Day). I think -I haven’t checked, for reasons that will become clear in a moment or two- we began it on the 13th last year, rather than the 14th, and concluded on Christmas Eve. We’re going to run it a day later this year, and conclude on Christmas Day.

Of course, having been out posing for Harry & Diane to be featured in one of the photos myself, I’ve ended up with a particularly nasty RL cold, and pretty much collapsed into an armchair when I got home last night, and got curled up to watch some movies on DVD, something I almost never do. And I don’t feel any better today, so once again I’ve curled up in a chair, wrapped up warm, and have Mr. Keng bringing me hot lemon and honey drinks to ease my raw throat. If I can manage it, I may manage to make it to the local leisure centre later today to use their sauna. I’m an enthusiast of saunas at times such as these, and sweating a cold out of oneself.

Aching limbs, a cough, constant sneezing, every joint hurting, and a raw throat, the best that can be said of it is that it hasn’t happened over the Christmas period and I should be fully mended by then. 🙂

Anyway…here we go with the posts leading up to Christmas, and a flurry of SLN activity. SLN 10, long delayed, will be with you on Christmas Day itself, so even if you’re involved with family over Christmas, and unable to get in world, I hope we’ll have something for you to read in the post-holiday period.